Noah's Ark Animals in Needlepoint

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Noah's Ark Animals in Needlepoint by Hugh Ehrman & Elizabeth Benn. Published by Ebury Press 1989. Hardcover, good condition with a slip cover for protection.

Cats and dogs, birds and butterflies, sheep and cows, elephants and tigers are just some of the domestic, farmyard and exotic animals that stalk or fly through the pages of this glorious collection of designs that reflect the long history of animals as motifs for the decorative arts.

More than 25 designs by the cream of contemporary designers. Seventeen designers have interpreted a favourite animal in designs that can be used for chair seats, cushions, wall hangings or even a rug. Ideas range from Candace Bahouth’s Medieval Hunting Rug, and Lucinda Ganderton’s Cherub and Lion Rococo Hanging, to Lillian Delevoryas’s African Fish, Kaffe Fassett’s Pansy the Cow, which recalls a Victorian sign, and Angela Chidgey’s Frog in Reeds.

All the designs and grid-charts are reproduced in full colour, as are a number of illustrations to demonstrate the role of animals in decorative design. There is advice on materials, stitch techniques, transferring designs, and making up. The collection of designs is suitable for both novice and experienced embroiderers.